Ripit==sorry for late response, I missed the notification email. That is a good link–I missed it in surfing the website myself. I do have the most current firmware installed on my router. My EBR-2310 DLink Router comes in A1 and B1 firmware. B1 is certified for Vista==I wonder if THAT is my problem? The retail box says it should work with XP-SP2 but who knows?
We do a lot of connecting directly to the Comcast Modem and then switching to the router when 2-3 people want to be on-line at the same time which is often. One day only the router worked perfectly. Next day we were back to slow and missed connections often requiring 5-6 attempts to get to a website. Since it worked correctly once, I’m thinking there must be some sort of cycling dynamic setting that keeps getting out of whack. Frustrating–I’m on the verge of trying a different router for the peace of mind. I’ve gone thru every menu choice I can find, turning things off and on, setting different packet sizes and what not. Performance doesn’t really seem to be affected no matter what I do.
I note the Network Magic software that comes with the unit “always” shows a disconnect between the router and the modem even when the web connection is fairly good. The repair function never works and starts the “is your device unplugged wizard.” The date is off in the router too. DLink tech said those issues had to be addressed to the software maker.
xxxxx debro==Network is configured with Broadband Connection to a Comcast Modem that is NOT a router. Dynamic IP. The one wire coming out of the Modem is connected to a 4 slot router that connects to 3 different computers. The main computer that was set up first shows all the shared folders on the LAN but the two later added computers only show their own shared folders and not the other two computers.
No–so far I don’t see any advantage to using a server over a simple router system===except that my simple router LAN is not working yet. Shouldn’t that get working before adding in the complexity of a server system? Last year before I upgraded one computer from win2000 to XP, I had complete functionality/sharing using a different router (it broke last month leading to all this) and running Free VPN as the software that was actually linking the computers in the way I like.
I “feel” like there is nothing special about my system and so this router should work. Must be a simple setting somewhere that needs to be changed?